I'm with the dinos, just out of principle.
I've noted that C&C fans are generally very picky. Now, yes, some of EA's C&C offerings have been...sub par, but most have been at least fairly good, though not perfect (and with too short campaigns!).
I think that most of us are beset by a nostalgia that makes the past look better than it was, and I think part of that is the Internet. We get a flash of nostalgia about a game we played when we were younger and unexperienced (for the most part) and wonder why the newer games don't seem as special as the old ones used to, and we put a blurb about it online. Then someone else comes by and sees our blurb and latches onto it...etc.
Or at least, that's how it seems to work for me.